WFWF.com Catches Up With Former National Champion Mar 12, 2018 15:22:27 GMT -5 via mobile King Richius and Lazer like this
Post by Jayson Sykes on Mar 12, 2018 15:22:27 GMT -5
Back in 2012 as WFWF changed direction into a weekly episodic show called Revolution, there was a promising time for younger talent, none other perhaps more promising than Devilkiller. Debuting at only 21 years old, he had to prove himself in some way or another. Devilkiller went on a small undefeated streak, his only loss coming in a Battle Royal and the record reached 9-0 in singles bouts, and became the longest reigning National champion for quite some time. Recently, his record as well as the National Championship has been retired. We at WFWF.com decided to contact the former WFWF star and ask him about how life has been outside WFWF, how he feels about the National Title being retired, how he feels about never being able to regain the longest National Title reign again, and his thoughts on Jayson Sykes.
Interviewer: Devilkiller, it's been 3 full years since you've officially left WFWF, minus a handful of surprise visits. How has life been exactly since leaving the global phenomena?
Devilkiller: To be quite honest with you, life hasn't treated me horribly. I've worked the Indy scene and since I was a champion in the WFWF I had no trouble finding work. The key to me being happy was the schedule. In WFWF you're on the road constantly, you have very little down time, plus I had a kid that was about 4 years old when I left, so I decided it was time to stop the traveling and stay mostly local.
Interviewer: You brought up the schedule and how grueling it was, however, the WFWF has now went to a monthly show format. Would that change anything in terms of you working for the company?
Devilkiller: I'm not quite sure. I would love to come back, however, I'm not quite sure if there's room for me. I would be a great helping hand to the new guys coming in since I had a few years experience in the limelight. If I ever returned, I would mostly want to work with the newer guys. My time has come and gone, I'm 27 years old these days. I've been in Hardcore matches, ladder matches, I've been slammed on tubes, if you haven't seen what I went through at Psycho Circus against Andrew Carter for the National Championship, I suggest you do because that wore me out. Now I'm just laid back and don't try to get into too much trouble. With that said, I don't need or want a title in the end. If I returned, it would be to help the company as a whole.
Interviewer: You mentioned your bouts with the National Championship, how does it feel having not only your streak broken, but also never being able to recapture the longest National Title reign again since it's retired?
Devilkiller: It was real bittersweet. I was invited to WFWF Headquarters and given the belt that I had carried around with my nameplate at the bottom. In the back where they keep the historical items, every belt has a board with the 10 longest reigns, and even though I wish I was the longest reign, being able to just be on the board with some of the best names in the business is really humbling. Got to talk to some previous winners of the title and share some old War stories, but it's also a good thing because each person on that roster will have to step up since there are only two titles left to capture. You have to be the best, or at the very least, the second best.
Interviewer: Now Devilkiller, you recently contacted the WFWF because of a wrestler you were working with in Pennsylvania, and requested an agent to come out and watch Devilkiller vs Jayson Sykes. Since then, he was offered a pretty decent 1 year contract, what are your feelings towards that?
Devilkiller: I'm real happy for Jayson. I met him about 6 months ago in Pennsylvania, I had a couple of matches there one weekend over the beginning of fall and he was just great. He reminded me a lot of myself. He was quite a bit shorter and a little less heavy, but he threw me around out there one time. After 3 matches with him, it went viral on UTube. We started getting phone calls from Florida, New York, Tennessee, Evansville. We only took New York and Evansville dates because it was close to my home town and it was his hometown (respectively) so we had another set of 3 matches in each place. I called you guys up the next time we went to Pennsylvania and I guess you liked him quite a bit since he got a better contract than I did!
Interviewer: How do you think he'll perform in the land of WFWF?
Devilkiller: I hope good. He has some great skill and even more charisma. He's always respectful and I truly believe he can achieve what I couldn't, and that's become an upper-midcarder, in other words, International Champion. Don't sleep on him, because he has a lot to offer.
That concludes the interview with Devilkiller! What do you guys think about his choice of words? Do you think Devilkiller should return? Do you think what he says about Jayson Sykes is true? Leave a comment below telling us exactly how you feel!